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Afterword: The Legend of Pericles

Stephen V. Tracy

in Pericles: A Sourcebook and Reader

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520256033
eISBN:
9780520943629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520256033.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Except for Plutarch, the authors discussed in this book all lived at the same time as Pericles, or within a generation of his death. Many were his coevals and in a position either to have been ... More


Pericles' Writings

Stephen V. Tracy

in Pericles: A Sourcebook and Reader

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520256033
eISBN:
9780520943629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520256033.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

No written work by Pericles has come down to us and, except for some speeches that he may have committed to writing and measures that he sponsored in the Council and the Assembly, we have no sure ... More


Greek Historical Texts

THOMAS K. HUBBARD

in Homosexuality in Greece and Rome: A Sourcebook of Basic Documents

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223813
eISBN:
9780520936508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223813.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter brings together texts from a variety of sources and dates—historiography, biography, anecdotes, political theory, and inscriptions, both official and unofficial. Plutarch tells the story ... More


Political Conspiracies: Plots against the City and Its Regime

Joseph Roisman

in The Rhetoric of Conspiracy in Ancient Athens

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247871
eISBN:
9780520932913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247871.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter analyzes the nature of political conspiracies in ancient Athens. It explains that the depictions of political conspiracies and plots against the public interest closely resemble those of ... More


Thucydides' Portrait of Pericles I: Prelude to War

Stephen V. Tracy

in Pericles: A Sourcebook and Reader

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520256033
eISBN:
9780520943629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520256033.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The historian Thucydides provides us with our only extensive portrait of Pericles by a contemporary. He portrays him as the principal leader of the Athenians at the outset of the war between the ... More


Thucydides' Portrait of Pericles II: The First Campaign and the Funeral Oration

Stephen V. Tracy

in Pericles: A Sourcebook and Reader

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520256033
eISBN:
9780520943629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520256033.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The actual narrative of the Peloponnesian War starts in book 2. Thucydides gives Pericles two speeches in this book, the famed funeral oration in sections 35–46 and a final speech rallying the ... More


Thucydides' Portrait of Pericles III: Plague, Last Speech, and Final Tribute

Stephen V. Tracy

in Pericles: A Sourcebook and Reader

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520256033
eISBN:
9780520943629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520256033.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Following immediately on the funeral oration, that brilliant account of Athenian democracy delivered by Pericles, and standing in juxtaposition to it, is Thucydides' clinically vivid description of ... More


• Introduction

Carolyn J. Dewald

in Thucydides' War Narrative: A Structural Study

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241275
eISBN:
9780520930971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241275.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Thucydides' voice was vital in articulating a certain difficult kind of reflection on the nature of communities at war. Meditative citizens of all political persuasions went head to head debating ... More


Introduction

Loren J. Samons II

in What's Wrong with Democracy?: From Athenian Practice to American Worship

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236608
eISBN:
9780520940901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236608.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This book presents the criticism of modern democracy. It aims to emphasize that the criticism of, and not simply “debate about” or a “discourse concerning” democracy is meant. Athenian democracy has ... More


Foreign Policy II: The Peloponnesian War

Loren J. Samons II

in What's Wrong with Democracy?: From Athenian Practice to American Worship

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236608
eISBN:
9780520940901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236608.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The Peloponnesian War resulted in the loss of the Athenian empire and the loss of its revenues, and the democracy largely fell back on its own wealthy citizens and silver from the Laurium mines to ... More


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